Saturday, August 29, 2009

1982 Donruss #93 Marty Bystrom

Braves 9, Phillies 1 (8 Innings - Rain)

Cliff Lee is human. The ace of the staff struggled mightily tonight, allowing six runs and ten hits over five innings. All of the runs scored as a result of home runs. He had been going for his fifth win as a Phillie, which would have made him the first pitcher to win his first five games with the team since Marty Bystrom did it in 1980. It looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for someone to surpass Marty's mark.

The Phillies were 3 for 12 with runners in scoring position, managing just one run on 11 hits. Chase Utley was the lone bright spot for the offense with three hits.

Sorry Gene: Given the Phillies' blow-out loss, I wanted to feature a Gene Freese card tonight, but I don't have one. Gene was the answer to the following trivia question shown on Phanavision during the game tonight: Who holds the Phillies' record for most pinch-hit home runs in a season. I chose Dave Hollins, the incorrect answer. Jenna chose Gene Freese, the correct answer.


Jenna said...

Does Gene Freese even have a baseball card?

Pop-Pop said...

Gene Freese is best known as a Pirate

Jim said...

Gene Freese has a Phillie card in the '59 Topps set. I hope Santa reads this blog.